Sydney’s George St light rail finally up and running
Four years after the closure of George Street, there has finally been news. The first light rail tram rolled down the road last week with Gladys Berejiklian and the NSW Transport crew.
Until 1961, Sydney’s tram network was a huge public service but this was cancelled and replaced with the roads we had up until last week.
Some of the many issues with the light rail include blowing out budgets, commuter and business complaints, legal problems and continuous delays, the destruction of trees planted along ANZAC Parade to honour members of the First Australian Imperial Force in WWI, the outright demolition of a trove of indigenous artefacts, and the mistreatment of discovered human remains. The final bill is almost double the initially proposed budget demonstrating more excellent financial leadership from the self-styled ‘economic managers’ of the LNP.
There are also plans to introduce light rail services between Randwick and Circular Quay. Pedestrians and cyclists are urged to be careful of the new services.